Question: Someone that has never prayed before is asking me about it. He is in a suffering condition and ready to try anything evidently. If it pleases you, can you speak to us of offering prayers?

Jayapataka Swami: The highest form of prayer is to sing or chant the name of the Lord. If we pray, it maybe not a very good prayer. So that is why the saṅkīrtana or chanting of the holy name is recommended in the Kali-yuga. If one chants the name of Narasiṁhadeva 21...

Question: In a pastime Caitanya Mahaprabhu assured everyone of Sudarsana’s protection. The questions are sometimes the devotees tend to take risk quoting the awe-inspiring pastimes like that. How do we learn how to balance between responsibility and dependence on Lord Hari?

Guru Maharaj: We follow the instructions of the Lord by following the instructions of our spiritual master. Srila Prabhupada instructed us to do Harinama sankirtana so in that way we will be protected by Sudarsana. We should get permits and observe all the...